I love to crochet projects that I can put to use right away, especially when the weather is warmer. Today’s Basketweave Crochet Scrubbie pattern is a textured, sponge-shaped project that you can make quickly and use right away!
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One of the challenges of crocheting in warmer weather is making a project you can use right away. I mean, I love hats and scarves as much as the next person but in June in New York City? Yeah… not so much.
I use scrubbies for exfoliating my skin when I’m showering. My legs tend to get dry because I’m shaving more. Of course, you can also use scrubbies to wash dishes or to clean your counter. Scrubbies are pretty versatile, in fact.
Besides being quick to make and functional, scrubbies are also eco-friendly. You can reuse them many times (be sure to machine wash and dry them frequently), which means less waste for the landfill. Oh, and with less waste, maybe you can save some money for more yarn!
This pattern is part of the Scrubbie Crochet Along with CAL Central. Get all the details, including links to all ten patterns, here.
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Crochet Scrubbie Pattern by Underground Crafter
This sponge-like scrubbie is textured with a combination of post stitches. This pattern is the first in the Scrubbie Crochet Along with CAL Central.
- Approximately 6” (15.5 cm) wide x 4” (10 cm) tall after folding and seaming.
- Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie yarn (100% cotton, 3.5 oz/100 g, 153 yd/140 m) – 1 skein in 2156 Purple Tones, or approximately 85 yd (78 m) in any medium weight cotton yarn.
- Furls Streamline Swirl US Size G-6/4 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
- Yarn needle.
- 19 sts = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not required for this pattern. Stitches should be tight to create a dense fabric.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- BL – back loop only – Fiber Flux has a helpful video tutorial for identifying the back loop in crochet here.
- BPdc – back post double crochet – Yo, insert hook from back around front to back of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice. A video tutorial for this stitch is available below the pattern abbreviations.
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- FPdc – front post double crochet – Yo, insert hook from front around back to front of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice. A video tutorial for this stitch is available below the pattern abbreviations.
- hdc – half double crochet
- rep – repeat
- sc – single crochet
- sk – skip
- sl st – slip stitch
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- yo – yarn over
- *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
-  Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
A video tutorial for the BPdc and FPdc stitches is available below.
If you can’t see the video above, click here to watch it on YouTube.
- Ch 28, or any multiple of 8 sts, + 4 sts.
- Row 1: Turn, sk 3 ch (counts as dc), dc in next ch and in each ch across. (26 sts)
- Row 2: Turn, ch 2 (counts as hdc, here and throughout), *FPdc around each of next 4 sts from previous row, BPdc around each of next 4 sts from previous row; rep from * across to last st, hdc in final st.
- Rows 3-4: Rep Row 2 twice.
- Row 5: Turn, ch 2, *BPdc around each of next 4 sts from previous row, FPdc around each of next 4 sts from previous row; rep from * across to last st, hdc in final st.
- Rows 6-8: Rep Row 5, 3 times.
- Rows 9-12: Rep Row 2, 4 times.
- Row 13: Turn, ch 1, scBL in first st and in each st across.
- Row 14: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next st and in each st across.
- Rows 15-25: Rep Rows 2-12.
- Identify ridge of scBL sts at Row 13. Fold piece in half along unworked front loops.
- Turn to work along long edge, ch 1, join with sc seam (see Pattern Note) across next 26 sts, turn to work along short edge, ch 1, join with sc seam by working 2 sts in side of each Row across to fold. Fasten off. With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of scrubbie.
- On short, unseamed edge near the fold at Row 13, join yarn with sl st through both layers.
- Ch 16.
- Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next 15 ch, sl st to first skipped ch to close loop.
- Join with sc seam across short edge by working 2 sts in side of each Row across to sc from previous seam. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. With yarn needle weave in ends on inside of scrubbie.